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Global Supply Lines Struggle to Clear Container Backlog After Suez Chaos

LONDON/LOS ANGELES — A backlog of container ships carrying consumer goods has grown in some key strategic ports after a near week-long blockage in the Suez Canal, adding to ongoing disruptions to global trade, industry sources say. Dozens of container …

Stranded Suez Ship’s Owner, Insurers Face Millions in Claims

LONDON — The owner and insurers of one of the world’s largest container ships stuck in the Suez Canal face claims totaling millions of dollars even if the ship is refloated quickly, industry sources said on Wednesday. The 400-meter, 224,000-tonne …

Passengers Spend Night on Baltic Sea Ferry That Ran Aground

HELSINKI — A Baltic Sea ferry with 331 passengers and a crew of 98 run aground in heavy storm winds Saturday in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden. Finnish authorities said there were “no lives in immediate danger” …

As Cruise Ships Get Larger, Are They Any Safer?

The grounding and capsizing of the Costa Concordia has raised questions about the safety of the ever-increasing size of cruise ships. But experts say that these new megaships have the latest safety and navigation technology and pose little risk to …